The Grand Collective Super-set : Understanding God (Attempt using Transcendental Numbers, Theory of Information Conservation and Indra’s Net)

Blue Flower

Recent research in quantum field variation states that all information is preserved in the universe ( except near black holes, but that is a different story for a different day ).  So Information as an abstract is neither created nor destroyed. Q & A: quantum information conservation. My whole arguement is based on the above statement.

The Concept of Indra’s net 

The concept of “Indrajaal” or Indra’s Net (used as a metaphor in many contemporary sciences eg. fractal studies etc.) needs a simple thought experiment to be understood. Imagine a spider web with intersecting nodes, but instead of being in a 2D plane imagine it is in 3D. And instead of a spiral pattern of the intersecting nodes imagine they are all equally placed by the intersection of equally placed x, y, z lines like an infinitely large 3D grid. This is our universe for now.

Now imagine each node has a shiny, glowing, spherical jewel ( i.e. Infinitely many). You can imagine each jewel glowing in different colour if it helps you. The interesting part is that each jewel reflects all the infinite other jewels ( through multiple reflections if not in direct line of sight).

Thereby each jewel has its own finite data set as its glow (colour etc.) and infinite other data sets from reflections.
To summarise:
1. Each jewel individually has all the information of the universe  (reflections).
2. All that information in the jewel cannot be observed independently from the universe (no reflections).

This particular philosophical concept is from ‘Atharva-Ved‘, one of the four ‘Vedas’  or collective works on the Hindu Philosophy written between 10,000 YBP (year before present) – 2,500 YBP ( the large discrepancy in the dates is due to controversial dating by late 19th century historians/Indologists  and recent geneticists*). Other variations of this idea are also found in Buddhism (Avatamsaka Sutra etc.) Indra’s net

We can ignore the personification of someone called ‘Indra’, it could be argued that it is conveyed as a metaphor to spread dense concepts to the people in the masses. Purposefully put for the idea to survive this long, as human are pattern seeking machines with a great affinity to human faces and other humanizations. But anyways where the idea comes from is not important when we just need the abstract concept.

Fast-Forward to present.  Loaning the concept I feel have enough to try and make my case. I will not conform to any present popular belief system but I cannot confirm the non-existence of this school of thought now or before.

The ideas I present are very similar to ‘Advaita Vedanta’  Philosophy in Hinduism, it is definitely inspired by it, but as I am not an expert in that subject and I do not know whether this aligns perfectly with that and I will not claim or refute it.

Transcendental numbers
Firstly let me attempt to prove that the above concept holds good for our universe (atleast loosely).  That it has a similar arrangement of the abstract information is there in our universe. That observing fully individual entities may give us information of the whole universe. One such case are the Transcendental numbers. Transcendental numbers are irrational numbers which cannot be expressed in a polynomial form with rational coefficients. They are non-repeating, non-Terminating numbers containing an infinite string of digits in them (after the decimal point) and cannot be expressed as an m/n form. Also according to the ‘Cantor’s proof almost all numbers are irrational numbers.
Let us start with an example of Pi, it is a transcendental irrational number. It can be written as a string of infinite digits or summation of an infinite series (Leibniz formula for π) , it is a collection of infinite data sets limited only to the capacity to store the data. Now let us ponder on the significance of infinite non repeating digits , all data ever created by man if taken as a an eg. ASCII code would be found as a large combination of digits somewhere in Pi, if my neurological pathways that make myself me are attributed into a collection of numbers it will be inside Pi, in fact all possible data in the universe can be found in Pi.  Moreover it has a mathematically bounded definition and an attribute which does not need an infinite amount of space to be stored. Meaning Pi can always be found using a circle of finite size but cannot be fully expressed even then.

Defining God with Mathematical conditions.
The neurological pathways and configurations are essential for our human experience ranging from everything to deep emotional concepts, curiosity and belief of God. The matter in our finitely sized head can only be configured in some very large but nevertheless finite arrangement. This complex pattern also follows the same laws of physics that all the other particles everywhere follow. Thus conservation of Information must also hold for our heads. Making our identities a minuscule subset of the Grand Information Super-set which contained all information of the universe ,closely packed during the big bang. Actually everything around is a sub-set of it. All the movies we have seen, songs we have written, emotions we have felt, colours we perceive can very well be seen as a small portion of the information we experience which all are part of aGrand Collective Super-set, making the deepest ideas also part of an everlasting database.

To define this God let us start small. Imagine a universe as x^2 = 4. , x = 2 & x = -2 are information subsets of the larger equation making the larger equation the Grand Collective Superset (God like entity). Similarly a x^4 = 1 is a bigger the universe with a more complex the godlike entity. Here x= 1,-1, i, -i all are valid configurations. (and I didn’t even start with non polynomial equations etc. ). For our universe this Grand Collective Super-set is a highly conscious and complex enough conditional system which not only has all the building blocks of the universe but also their arrangement.

Now the above universes are purely abstract mathematical universe with no meaning to the 2 or -2 , but years of scientific endeavours have shown us that our universe is nothing but made up of mathematical abstracts (mass, charge … etc. ). The 2 above can be 2 oranges or any other individual entity. Also numbers are infinite with different sets of behaviours, so are real entities.

The Everywhere Divine
Take the above equation x^2 = 4 , which diverges into 2 & -2,   but why stop there we can go further. Loaning the concept x^2 = 4 is a jewel reflecting on 2 jewels, but the number 2 or -2 they are also jewels. They are solutions to the infinitely many equations , 4/2, ln(e^2) etc. Making every number a jewel. Also all numbers or set of numbers can be corresponded to real entities. Therefore all matter, concept or even thought has the property of God (GCS).

Now it makes the matter for your belief or non belief moot, as you are a configuration of matter, energy & ‘?’ which is a subset of a bigger configuration of matter, energy & ‘?’. Praying to this God is like making your Mathematics book into a Holy book of teachings of the universe (which probably is more accurate)

God is everywhere even in you , me , plastic , rock , oranges , cats, everything.
A corollary of the above is that God (lets call it The Grand Collective Superset, GCS) is a superposition of all states and configurations. Also we know that each action taken by any actor has a consequential effect changing the configuration on which the action is taken upon. Combining the two arguements, GCS can not act because action cannot be defined as there is no change of state when the whole superset is taken as a whole. The burden of action lies on actors within that state. The actors could be anything from an electron interfering during a slit experiment to an star going supernova creating heavy elements to humans who may well be alive and conscious due the property of the universe to create more entropy ( Life maybe universes way to create more entropy : A new equation for intelligence )
(and may very well be passing phase in the universe, A New Physics Theory of Life |  Quanta Magazine )

The above deduction has huge implications from our mind set for an eventual extra terrestrial life, to seeing the connection and symmetry of the universe. It frees us from any baggage to do things in the name of religion and the most logical path for long term sustainability. We have the freedom of action in this universe and all actions have consequences which may or may not be fully understood. This last sentence is also a loose translation of a very famous quote from The Bhagawada Gita or the Divine song.

If one names the Grand Collective Super-set into divine consciousness and the everywhere divine concept into ‘Brahman’ (not to be confused with Braahman the caste)  the above becomes very similar to principles of Advaita Vendanta Philosophy of Hindusim.

A major setback for my arguement could be that this God is bleeding on the vicinity of blackholes as conservation of information MAY not hold. As it is not absolutely certain , till it is established I should have the benefit of the doubt.

Religions carry an extra baggage of How should you behave and live ?  ( in addition to the What is the universe around you? ) , as humans tend to surrender everything to the concept of God, these things tend to be the effect of Societal Behaviour rather than a cause for it. To explain myself I do not think a set of rules or commandments are needed to have a functional society as human themselves will develop complex concepts of society and group cooperative behaviours for long term benefits. Making existing words of God, probably words of men.

To summarize :
1. Any God like entity in a world boldly defined by mathematics will have traits in line with a mathematical understanding.
2. A benevolent, malevolent etc. God is wishful thinking because it is a superposition of every possible state making such concepts undermining.
3. A belief or disbelief is moot as they also are very limited concepts making any advantage or disadvantage non-existent. eg. Human history.
4. As an actor we have Freedom of action which has consequences and therefore as conscious human actors we are free to work on long term sustainability eg. climate change.
5.1 GCS/God is everywhere around, breaking any exclusivity of a few. eg. Knowing mathematics or not knowing will not change your bodily functions but an understanding helps act better.
5.2 GCS/God is everywhere, makes us appreciate nature climate other animals more not from the perspective than they are important for our survival but a mutual respect for them as it is.
6. The argument paves way for where to look for God but not what it will be once we find them. There is unfortunately a certainty that our finite heads only can contain a finite maximum information.  eg. Analogous to Dog learning calculus. It may be possible but Dogs have no clue as for now.

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The Merchants of Opinion: Trojan Horses of Indian Media, loopholes and inferences

Last year we saw the advent of a new kind of journalism when the veterans were basking in fifty shades of native advertising. An HBO weekly called Last Week Tonight with John Oliver raised this important point among various others that the television debates on Climate Change did not give a true demographic representation in the scientific community about human caused climate change while 90% of the scientific community among the most optimistic figures agrees that humans are the cause, a TV representation is always 1:1 divided and most who argue against are economists, lobbyists, politicians among other colourful lot. This gives an illusion of a divided opinion and a false representation of things most of which affects public opinion and hence policy.

Back in India, the last few years have seen the rise of social media and a drastic increase of news distribution through the web and its derivatives. The first decade of the new millennium saw a mushrooming of news channels decreasing the impact of a news story on a particular channel. Therefore in the last decade it became easier for media houses to act as bandwagons and there came the golden age of opinionated news. Now as the television started losing its ground the respective houses started catering to the rising netizens of the country. But as the internet platform is very different, just reporting the news was not good enough. The internet is a fast paced environment where the reach of an event is faster than the creation of a tangible story. Most news articles on web can be compressed to a single sentence of reporting around which a 300-1000 word cuisine is spun which mostly consisted of equivocating and opinionating. As this craft was perfected it was found that most netizens more or less do not actually care about the news, and sensationalism is required to compete with the daily ongoings in the house of Bigg Boss.

And The Trojan Horses of News were created – Juicy packets of sensationalism which have targeted explosions into the minds of the reader. Nobody seemed to care and business seemed to be booming. In the last year more and more news articles evolved into opinion pieces. One can see great effort and investment being put into websites that have editorial styled articles with a great bias that is only revealed once you are roped in into reading the first half.

Clearly one must not criticize the increase of opinions as words can bring revolution and the level of expression is the measure of the development of democracy. But most of these websites are a collective entity of writer usually backed by great investment. It is not the independent bloggers putting out their opinion but a collective cause by likeminded people giving an illusion of a false representation. They contradict with the spirit of internet news revolution which was all about non-organized reporting and free representation of opinions which are not tailored in any way.

Apart from the fact of misrepresentation and organized opinion, these websites have no obligation to report unbiased news but on the contrary every event is filtered as best suited to the collective. Therefore the reader is not given a room to generate their own original opinion but fed into a cycle of mass produced opinions. As an original idea causes more intellectual work after a while the reader is addicted to belong to one of the factions which feeds him opinions. The ability to objectively form an opinion is lost amongst the comforts of ready meals.

A phenomenon must not be put in a light hearted notion just because it has never happened. The intelligentsias have always struggled to develop more relevant ways to engage the masses. The greatest weapon we could have as the cog wheels of democracy is an unbiased two way communication to the ones in power and polity and the funny part is, it is already there and working. Let us not keep it idle, to be used as a tool for Big Brother , I mean Bigg Boss.

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” – “Who will guard the guards themselves?“
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If this was an article one the opinion dailies, it would have ended with the above line on a high note. Pushing the reader into making a thought which has conglomerate elements in it and out of which at least some are rightfully justifiable. The above is just an imperfection against masters of the craft who are professional writers and have a strong grip on the psychology of the reader. They fatigue the reader over large points and suddenly give a short summary in the next few lines so that the reader fully absorbs the idea. They have also other tricks some simple like for eg. ‘The Chidiya Udd’ where you put forth a few undeniable points and attempt to disguise one of their own in between, the disagreement if caused will put both parties to a middle ground. To other elaborate ones where you play with the reader’s psychology remind him of something happy and then try to relate everything around it.

What I am trying to say is we have little to no training on how to perceive and react to things that go straight into our heads. We have not being taught how to defend ourselves psychologically against abstract objects ranging from advertisements to manipulations. We cannot objectively determine the bad apples from the good ones as of yet and our mind’s palpability will be used now more than ever that internet is invented. This ability or ‘Viveka’ is a much needed defence against the cases of internet used against us.

I will not name the alleged opinion dailies, as it will defeat the purpose.

The Serpent at 99

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Once upon a time, when you thought life was fine.

You know it happens with people every time.

But you were stepping up too close,

Had just two, to your nose.

It lures from the dark,

With eyes for yellow spark.

You’re petrified by the stare,

Now you know the Emperor is here.

It does not slither… wriggle or creep in.

But in its presence, sweat drops seep in.

It can sting in half a move.

Swallow up and you will lose,

All that you dearly made,

From Zero to 98.

You will hear bells, they chime.

Enter, The Nemesis Prime.

The Snake at 99.

The King Serpentine.

Life is all about Ladders and Snakes,

One’s life is what one chooses to take,

Constant Crusades for farther numbers we make.

But in this game you’re not meant to win,

What is after Hundred… it is all in sin,

Plot of God and Devil both akin.

There is no concept of Hell or Heaven,

All there is rebirth, two places from 97.

The Serpent kills you, but you’re born again.

This time in summer, autumn or rain.

To dive again into this vicious game.

It’s all about Karma, the Full Circle Continues,

The logic is just left in the grey, red hues.

All you can do is just play along,

It was not your mistake, you did nothing wrong.

It can’t be helped, you can’t reject this ‘vile,’

But you can give your last laugh, your final smile.

Let all your fears sublime,

When comes the King Serpentine.

Tell Him, “We’ll meet again.”

“I will come back, make sure You stay the same.”

“All these times you taught me fine,

To burn in venom, to let it all shine.”

“But it would be all different the following time,

BECAUSE NOW MY FRIEND, I TOO HAVE THE YELLOW SHIMMER IN EYES OF MINE”

My ode to the snake at 99.

My original post : https://www.facebook.com/notes/bhaskar-chatterjee/the-serpent-of-99/202889489724395

The Concept of Cipher

This was a short write-up that I wrote 2 years ago, now that I am a little more wiser (means I will try to refrain from adding pedantic sentences in brackets, like this one) I felt I could start the blog with a revision from the past. As the aim of the blog is majorly not to be an information portal (simply cannot compete with wiki), i would like to exercise this freedom by just wandering around ideas.

I come from an electrical engineering background, and from my early days visualizations of an electrical system seemed very difficult. It was not natural, contrary to ‘mechanics’ learnt in high school where the cause and effect had an intuitive model, where force could be seen in mass and change of movement. This idea was new and counter-intuitive, all the drama went on inside wires, there were no moving parts and the topics had long become deeper that the charge-gravity analogy. This situation though seemed disadvantageous led to opportunities of devising newer ways to map, model or understand the science and properties behind electrical systems. Initially I used to put the voltage-current system into a pump-water flow model, but realized it wouldn’t go too far, especially when the problems became complicated.So I had to pave way for the new shapes as my old ones can not be substituted anymore, the old variables were not good enough. There were two new characters now voltage and current.

The new characters were the champions of duality, cause and effect, pressure and release, act and action, voltage and current. And the law governing all that was , “A change in act will cause an action.”
In electrical engineering (particularly) the magnitude of ‘voltages’ whatever they may be, are measured in a relative sense, like a difference. We ‘assume’ earth to be at zero potential, we assume or rather not the potential of a Hydrogen atom taking it as a reference and calculating the everything else from it. 

It is like riding a train on an island, you know how fast train moves with respect to the ground but you are not sure if the island itself is moving.

If you have read till here and still have no clue about the relation of the title and all this,I am sorry I am fond of long prologues, its like the breakfast of the write up,

Having set the mood (or inverse) let me start, with the patronizing of “The Concept of Cipher.”

          There is nothing absolute, all is relative, subtraction, difference; measurements, time, feelings, success; everything is measured from a reference, ground, origin. My point being the ingenuity of the inception of the idea of something so pure and clean, to which no real quantity can ever measure up to, “zero”.

Null doesn’t exist in the natural world. We measure up subtractions; our scales have been designed to measure differences, edge to edge, point to point. Though one can come up with the argument of ‘nothingness’ but then again it is not there. We can add up zeros to a quantity, form matrices etc., but the signature of the number will be nevertheless its own count and not the infinite invisible hidden zeros added to it. Ciphers are everywhere, we literally breathe through them, yet so perfectly hidden. They are omnipotent and all-mighty, having the uncanny ability to absolve anything that multiplies, into the purest form.

Null or Cipher or Zero is purely theoretical and an unattainable state, as we observe it, it will change its nature, its property. Origin, it does not exist anymore. Probably  zero time, zero temperature, absolute purity existed before the universe up-till just before the big bang. But now, once the universe is in motion, we can not find it, experience it again.

As we cannot attain the absolute nothing, also essentially we cannot attain absolute everything. The impossibility of infinity is an idea more understandable by us. Again the universe is not infinite, it is an ever growing finite system.

Every religion has stated that God’s message is very simple, but what will be the measure of this simplicity. Frankly, it can’t get any simpler than a bubble; in its idea, in its value or even symbol. A simple circle, invisibly summed into anything and everything, even the geometry being so profoundly symmetrical, irrespective of from where its cut; a part, an arc has the absolute capability and potency of forming the full circle with parameters intact(radius and centre).  Having such beauty and serenity, yet with the annihilative strength of reducing anything that flow with it. It is coined sometimes that ‘mathematics’ has been the language of God, from the brilliant musical notes in a symphony to the vibrant colours in a masterpiece all that connects us to the height of creativity, resides; resembles; surrenders into a simplest pattern of numbers; a flow of digits; a divine language with “Zero” being its centerpiece and the first letter from the ‘Inspiration’.

            The idea that man reached a conclusion to formulate such a non-directional, unbiased, pure and rich concept that may have philosophical reaches to the absolute being is extremely overwhelming.  And perhaps, more that it perpetuated from the ancient people, who probably understood the philosophical implications and considered. I could only imagine what those people might have been. Well, it has been always a popular notion and belief that our scientists had been saints, and that all logic and science had a spiritual aspect. And what about the inspiration, was it the brilliant Sun, or the extrapolation of the rainbow, or people on seashore actually saw the Earth’s contour as round. Or was it just a means to balance equations, nothing deeper, just an empty circle.

And, moreover what does it suggest to us; circle, cycle, motion, period, life, null vector. All that faith in it, being God’s message to us, can and does it provide any answer, any consolation, satisfaction to the absorbed lives we live in? We may think we know the answer or may ponder on the subject, but we very well could be ‘dogs starting to learn physics’Image
Please excuse grammar and typos: It’s an early morning.

Link to the original article: https://www.facebook.com/notes/bhaskar-chatterjee/the-concept-of-cipher/205645722782105